Join this biodiversity sighting spectacular and make your mark on the City Nature Challenge.
The City of Port Phillip (CoPP) is home to an incredible array of wildlife that lives among us in our urban environment, from the land to the bay. Started in 2016 as a competition between Los Angeles and San Francisco, the City Nature Challenge has grown into a four day international event. Here in our backyard, the EcoCentre together with the City of Port Phillip invites you to take part in the City Nature Challenge along the Port Melbourne light rail reserve.
Over the four day challenge, we need your help to discover and document more of the unique animals, plants and fungi across Greater Melbourne. We invite you to put Port Phillip on the map of this global coming together of nature lovers and spotters alike sharing their discoveries and documentation of what unique plants and animals you can observe.
The railway line opened in 1854 and has an interesting mix of history and ecology. In recent years, the council’s efforts to green the Light Rail corridor have encouraged local fauna to return to the area. Let’s come together to discover what wildlife has returned to inhabit this area. This is the first day of a four day global Bioblitz using the iNaturalist app.
Proudly supported by the City of Port Phillip.